Friday, November 03, 2006

The Alabama newspapers weigh in

I haven't seen the newspaper endorsements in the top state races consolidated anywhere, so I'll do that here as a public service. I've included links to editorials from the following major dailies: The Anniston Star (AS), The Birmingham News (BN), The Crimson White (CW), The Decatur Daily (DD), (Florence) TimesDaily (FTD), The Gadsden Times (GT), The Huntsville Times (HT), (Mobile) Press-Register (MPR), Montgomery Advertiser (MA), Opelika-
Auburn News (OAN), (Talladega) Daily Home (TDH), and The Tuscaloosa News (TN).

The list is below. I'll try to update it as last-minute endorsements come down the pipe. Please also let me know if I've overlooked any endorsements from these papers. Thanks to the folks at Doc's Political Parlor for making it easy to round up most of these links.

Governor
Lucy Baxley (D): None of the above
Bob Riley (R): AS, BN, CW, DD, FTD, GT, HT, MPR, MA, OAN, TDH, TN

Lieutenant governor
Jim Folsom, Jr. (D): AS, CW, DD, HT, OAN, TDH, TN
Luther Strange (R): BN, FTD, GT, MPR, MA

Attorney general
Troy King (R): HT
John Tyson, Jr. (D): AS, BN, CW, DD, FTD, GT, MA, OAN, TDH, TN
Non-endorsement: MPR

Chief justice
Sue Bell Cobb (D): AS, CW, DD, FTD, HT, TDH, TN
Drayton Nabers (R): BN, GT, MPR, MA, OAN

Secretary of state
Beth Chapman (R): AS, BN, CW, FTD, GT, HT, MPR, MA, OAN, TDH, TN
Nancy Worley (D): DD

State treasurer
Kay Ivey (R): AS, BN, DD, FTD, GT, HT, MPR, MA, OAN, TDH, TN
Steve Segrest (D): None of the above
No endorsement found: CW

State auditor
Janie Baker Clarke (D): AS, OAN
Samantha Shaw (R): BN, DD, FTD, GT, MPR, MA, TDH, TN
Non-endorsement: HT
No endorsement found: CW

Agriculture commissioner
Albert Lipscomb (R): None of the above
Ron Sparks (D): AS, BN, DD, FTD, GT, HT, MPR, MA, OAN, TDH, TN
No endorsement found: CW

PSC Place No. 1
Jan Cook (D): DD
John Rice (R): BN, GT, MA, OAN, TDH, TN
Non-endorsement: HT
No endorsement found: AS, CW, FTD, MPR

PSC Place No. 2
Perry Hooper, Jr. (R): None of the above
Susan Parker (D): BN, DD, FTD, GT, HT, MPR, MA, OAN, TDH, TN
No endorsement found: AS, CW

Amendment Two (10-mill bill)
Yes: AS, BN, DD, FTD, GT, HT, MPR, MA, TDH, TN
No: None of the above
No recommendation found: CW, OAN

4 Comments:

Anonymous Danny said...

You're welcome.

Thanks for the handy-dandy compilation!

1:44 AM  
Anonymous Dan said...

Holy cow! This is awesome and I'll be linking to it soon when I do my little election guide!

3:01 AM  
Anonymous Debbie Murphree said...

Great list! I hope people remember that some newspapers endorse someone because they have a personal agenda. I know of several that have. There are a few on there that don't have endorsements, that should.

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Twinkle said...

You should add the Shelby County Republicans to the list of endorsements for Susan Parker.

8:42 AM  

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